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Patchwork in an interconnected world: the challenges of transport networks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author
Oliete, S.; Magrinya, F.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Transport reviews
Date of publication
2018-01
Volume
38
Number
6
First page
710
Last page
736
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2017.1414899 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/124138 Open in new window
URL
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01441647.2017.1414899 Open in new window
Abstract
Sub-Saharan Africa has recently undergone, or still do in many countries, a period of transport infrastructure expansion. Current policies are centred on the development of international links, which require large capital-intensive projects and are sometimes economically dubious. This paper reviews the past policies and transport functions since colonial times by placing them in their economic and political context. We find that present strategies have similarities to the ones prevailing in prev...
Citation
Oliete, S., Magrinya, F. Patchwork in an interconnected world: the challenges of transport networks in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Transport reviews", Gener 2018, vol. 38, núm. 6, p. 710-736.
Keywords
Africa, Transport, development, infrastructure, rail, road

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